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Metric System The metric system (SI) is an international system of measurement that is based on units of 10.

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**Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space.**

All the “stuff” around you is matter.

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**Volume Volume- The amount of space matter occupies Liter(L) cm3**

Measurement Tools Units Volume- The amount of space matter occupies Graduated Cylinder Metric Ruler Liter(L) cm3

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**Mass Mass- The amount of matter in an object. Gram (g)**

Measurement Tools Units Mass- The amount of matter in an object. Triple-beam or Digital balance Gram (g)

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**Length Length- How far away two points are from each other. Meter (m)**

Measurement Tools Units Length- How far away two points are from each other. Metric Ruler Meter Stick Meter (m)

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Prefixes & Converting Prefixes are placed in front of a base unit to change the size. To convert to a Smaller Unit: Move the decimal point according to the number of “jumps” or multiply by the conversion (10, 100, 1000…) To convert to a Larger Unit: Move the decimal point according to the number of “jumps” or divide by the conversion (10, 100, 1000…)

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**How many jumps does it take?**

1 2 3 KILO 1000 Units HECTO 100 Units DEKA 10 Units DECI 0.1 Unit Meters Liters Grams CENTI 0.01 Unit MILLI Unit 4 km = _________ m Starting Point Ending Point 1st – Determine your starting point. 2nd – Count the “jumps” to your ending point. 3rd – Move the decimal the same number of jumps in the same direction. How many jumps does it take? 4. 1 __. 2 __. 3 __. = 4000 m

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**A pneumonic device we use to remember the prefixes is:**

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